Man, that’s a terrible pun.
But the only trade in this list that didn’t include an active player instead included a fourth-round selection that changed hands four times overall.
After going from New England to Oakland for Derrick Burgess, back to New England again in the Burgess deal, and then to Dallas on Thursday, No. 119 finally found a home when Miami acquired it for No. 126 and a sixth-rounder (No. 179).
Got all that?
While Miami ended up reaching for Iowa LB A.J. Edds at No, 119, Dallas got a pair of solid players—taking speedy Indiana (Pa.) CB Akwasi Owusu-Ansah at 126 and massive Notre Dame OT Sam Young at 179.
Owusu-Ansah, whose first name means “born on Sunday,” won’t see the field until training camp due to a shoulder injury but is a speedy, versatile corner who can also be a threat in the return game.
Young, meanwhile, is a massive 6’8” mauler who isn’t terribly athletic but has the size to be a decent right tackle or interior lineman in the NFL. The ‘Boys definitely needed line help, and getting a versatile guy who can tremendously help their run game is a start.
Dallas only ended up with six selections in the draft, so they needed all of them to be impactful; with Young and Owusu-Ansah, they seem to have done that with the middle pair of choices.
At the very least, that “Younger on Sunday” pun now makes sense.